2011 has been a big year for movies. We said goodbye to Harry Potter and hello to a new wave of female-driven comedy with Bridesmaids. It was also a year that made it really hard for a film to be noticed. Apart from a few exceptions, sequels and superhero origin tales got the most attention. Among these big budget outings, were some films that pretty much just got up to get down, leaving barely a wrinkle in the brains of movie-watchers.

This might be painful for you, but it's important to remember. Join us as we think back to 2011's most forgettable flicks.

Battle: Los Angeles




Battle: Los Angeles shocked everyone when it enjoyed a surprisingly bigger opening than anyone expected. It actually started a trend of studios eager to buy anything that featured a science fiction plotline, no matter how flimsy. Though not a terrible movie (Michelle Rodriguez gets punched by an alien), it was just missing a certain ingredient and proved almost instantly forgettable. If memory serves, they kill the aliens with water or something.

The Green Hornet




Seth Rogen lost all that weight for nothing. It took a lot of effort to bring The Green Hornet to the screen, but sadly, most of that effort was spent wrangling the behind-the-scenes egos of director Michel Gondry and almost star Stephen Chow. Another obstacle the film faced was being overshadowed by the release of The Green Lantern. The name similarities only confused the baby, and The Green Hornet was asked to stop coming around so much.

The Rite




Anthony Hopkins versus demons should be a no-brainer hit. In 1993. However, he's got too many crappy movies in his past for audiences to bother with this generic exorcism tale. Let's just all rewatch that movie where he acts like a monkey.



No Strings Attached




Is this the one where Ashton Kutcher is a spy?

This was another unexpected hit, but do you know anyone who actually saw it? Or anyone willing to admit that they saw it? As we saw with Deep Impact vs. Armageddon and Volcano vs. Dante's Peak, this romantic comedy is more well-known for being similar to Friends with Benefits, than it is for any memorable scenes.

Friends with Benefits




As mentioned above, this is basically the same movie as No Strings Attached, except it stars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis instead of what's his face and Queen Amidala. And like No Strings Attached, it's completely forgettable. I recommend you skip them both, and just watch the female leads make out session in Black Swan. Now that's a scene I haven't forgotten.

Atlas Shrugged: Part 1




Despised by pretty much every critic out there, Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 had a big name to live up to. Ayn Rand's novel is held in really high regard, and to adapt it to the screen in a cheap and tasteless manner wasn't really going to win over any fans. Not only that, but it's kind foolishly ballsy to announce your film as part one of a trilogy before the box office numbers even come in. This isn't Twilight we're talking about here.



Sanctum




Ugh. We get it James Cameron. You like water and 3D. Time to move on. Cameron produced this 3D thriller that sends underwater cave divers into the most dangerous cave system known to man. They find themselves in the fight for their lives against nature after some dickhead storm comes through and seals off their exit. The largely unknown cast may have caused this to fade from the public's conscience, or it could be the fact that everyone assumed this was an IMAX documentary.

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night




This is too bad. I like Brandon Routh but the guy just has such bad luck with movies. Superman Returns was hated on. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World underwhelmed. And then Dylan Dog: Dead of Night got a 6% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, probably due to the fact that it resembled Hudson Hawk with zombies. Wiat, that actually sounds like a pretty awesome pitch. Someone please take me to the alternate universe where a Hudson Hawk sequel featuring zombies exists.

What's Your Number?




Has this already been in theaters? Wow. Totally passed me by. I keep hoping for more from Anna Faris, as she's proved that she's got what it takes to become one of the all time great comedic actresses. However, she hasn't headlined the right vehicle. Where is the fearless girl we've seen in her scene-stealing supporting roles? I obviously didn't buy a ticket for this, but I'd be willing to see her in something where doesn't try to channel Goldie Hawn.



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